Two injured in Windermere small-plane crash

Orange County Sheriff's Office and Orange County Fire Rescue responded to reports of a small plane that crashed into Lake Down.

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The airplane was a single-engine aircraft occupied by a 49-year-old man and his 9-year-old daughter, according to OCSO. Two men who were fishing in the lake saw the plane crash and brought the father and daughter to shore in their boat, a press release stated. 

The 9-year-old had a non-life-threatening injury and the father did not sustain any visible injuries, according to the release. They were transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and ORMC, respectively.


WINDERMERE  Two people were injured Friday, July 8, when their small plane crashed into Lake Down in Windermere, according to Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Orange County Fire Rescue responded to the call around 6:15 p.m. and were able to remove the individuals — a child and an adult — from the plane. OCFR tweeted that both individuals are trauma alerts. The child was transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital and the adult to Orlando Regional Medical Center. 

No other information was immediately available. 


Contact Danielle Hendrix at [email protected].


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